Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Glitter House Village


Hello friends!!!  I hope you've been enjoying a really nice weekend.  We received some much needed rain yesterday, and it helped clear up some of the smoke in the air from all the CA fires.  I am so very thankful!!  Coloring this charming little village scene with the church centralized really helped me reflect on all that I am grateful for.  

http://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection/products/glitter-house-village
I'm in a vintage mood right now I think because I can't help going all soft and pinky with all my coloring lately.  So here you have it again today.  Power Poppy is featuring this sweet little Glitter House Village and it has a bunch of sweet background and filler images.  LOVE them!!  Today, the village is colored with copics and I added a sprinkling of glitter to all the snow and ornaments.  The diecut background is also glittery, but it's hard to see in this photo.

CopicsHouse 1 ~ R85, R83, R81, C02, C0, C00, Y15 House 2 ~ R22, R21, R20, RV02, C02, C0, C00, Y15 Church ~ C02, C0, C00, Y15, E53 Wreaths and Trees ~ G21, G20, E53, E51

That's it for my project today.  If you haven't checked out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs, be sure to stop by for a visit.  They have really done some super special things with this set.
Thanks so much for visiting!!  
  Happy Stamping!
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StampsGlitter House Village (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Bazzill
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Snowflake Background  (Penny Black), Stitched Rectangle and Scallop Stitched Rectangle (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Dimensional Tape (Scotche) 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Flowering Santa



http://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection/products/flowering-santa
It's day 4 of the Power Poppy Happiest Holiday 2017 previews!!  I hope you have been enjoying a small peek into all the new sets.  What's really cool, is we're only half way!!!  And today, we're sharing, what I think is the sweetest and most charming Santa EVER!!!  I mean, who thinks of putting flowers and leaves in a Santa's beard?  Marcella of course!!  She is so creative and clever and I LOVE how she thinks out of the box!!

I chose to use soft colors for this Flowering Santa; soft blues, violets, pinks, yellows and grays
And don't you just love his laugh lines?!?!?!  He just oozes "jolliness".

I cut him out and burnished the entire image, popping up the flowers and his mustache.  You can see the dimension a bit more below.


He's popped up over a stitched diecut frame, and I added some Glass Effect Gel (Viva Decor) along with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the snowflakes (in the background) and the flowers and Holly leaves.  

I did some ink isolation with the sentiment to break it up and make it horizontal instead of vertical.  For a tutorial on how to do that easy-peasy, click HERE.

Copics ~ B01, B00, BV31, YG11, YG000, C2, C0, R20, E11, E00, E000

That about sums up today's project.  If you haven't already, you'll want to check out what the rest of the gals have done with this charming fellow:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
 
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

I hope you are enjoying all the peeks!!
  Happy Stamping!
 
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StampsFlowering Santa (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Cozy Christmas (MME)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Die (Waltzingmouse), Snowflake Borderabilities (Spellbinders), Stitched Oval Window (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Rustic Rejoicing


Howdy friends!!  Welcome to day 2 of our Power Poppy Happiest Holiday Release Previews!!  Now that was a "mouthful".  ;)  I would like to start by saying...Minc'd images are BUGGERS to photograph!!!  Seriously!!  So, if you could, please use your imagination a bit when looking at the photos...

http://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection/products/rustic-rejoicing
Today the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade is featuring the new set Rustic Rejoicing.  I have quite a pinecone collection.  Some really, REALLY large ones in fact.  I display them in a rather ginormous antique bowl that I leave out year round.  I just can't bear to put them away.  So, when I saw this image, I was delighted to say the least.  
I decided to try something new to me.  I have a Minc Machine that I've used often with Marcella's images, but I had never colored the image before Minc'ing it.  I never dreamed Copics would work with Toner ink.  But after seeing Power Poppy Instant Gardener Elizabeth Zaffarano's Instagram post (saffronkingfisher) on coloring an image and Minc'ing over it, I knew I had to try it. She showed it off so beautifully!!!

Showing the depth of color without the shine was quite a challenge, so I will try and post a little video on Instagram today so it's easier to see. ( tosh.l )

The image was colored with Copics, and Minc'd with Champagne Foil. 
  


That's it for me today, y'all.  I hope you've been enjoying all the previews so far.  There is so much more to see, and it's so exciting!!  

Check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Thanks for visiting!!
  Happy Stamping!

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StampsRustic Rejoicing (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Mirror Gold
Ink:  Toner
Dies:  Stitched Fishtails (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Stitched Fishtail Flag (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Minc Machine, Champagne Minc Foil,  Twiggy Christmas Embossing Folder (Couture Creations)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Snow Kissed

 

Hello Power Poppy friends!!  Today is the first day of 8 days of previews and then a final hop on the 9th day!!!  That is a LOT of Power Poppy goodness to take in, so I hope you're ready for the ride!!  Marcy has pulled out all the stops with these designs, and the Bloom Brigade is in full force with gorgeous samples!!!
https://powerpoppy.com/collections/happiest-holiday-collection
Today we're starting with a set called Snow Kissed.  Isn't that sweet?!?!?  Its two main images are a snowman and a stuffed stocking.  But Marcella didn't stop there.  She added a fantastic variety of filler images as well as some beautifully fonted sentiments.

I chose create a card with the stocking as the focus, along with a sweet "Merry Moments" sentiment.  The word "Merry" looks cross-stitched, so I dotted the stitching with a red Copic to highlight it.






CopicsStocking ~ BG78, BG75, BG72, BG11, BG70, R37, E47, E44, E43, E41 Package ~ R39, R37, R35, YR27, YR24, YR21 Tree and Pine Bough ~ YG97, YG95, YG93 Background ~ W2, W0

That's it for today's project.  Be sure to visit the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more inspiration.  

Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here


Tomorrow I have a Minc'd project to share with you, so I hope you'll stop by.  So fun!!

Thanks for visiting!!
  Happy stamping!

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StampsSnow Kissed (Power Poppy)
Paper: Winter Wonderland (Simple Stories), X-Press It, Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Copics, SugarDots (Prima)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Feeling Fall ~ Power Poppy

 

Happy Friday my creative friends!!  I have to tell you, I am feeling so very thankful today.  I LOVE my family!  I LOVE my church!!  I get to design with the absolutely most wonderful and talented paper crafters, and for the sweetest and ultimate artist!  And, although we are suffering with really poor air quality, due to so many surrounding fires here in California, we are safe and blessed!  There are so many who need prayers in our state right now though: Those who have lost homes and property and those who are fighting to save what they can.  So, if you can, please take a moment to remember all those who are suffering from natural disasters, at this time, all over the United States and World.  Unfortunately, there are so many!

Now, onto my card for today...I needed some Thank You cards for some incredible ladies who helped me decorate our church for a large Women's event this past weekend.  Fortunately for me, Power Poppy has many stamp sets that can be used for Thank You's.

I chose two sets to work with today:  Feeling Fall and So Grateful

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-power-spark.html
Our sweet and talented Bloomie Stacy, has challenged us to make Mini cards this month for our Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge.  So I decided it would be fun to make mine an Easel Card.  Here's a link to an Easel Card Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

I colored my image, from Feeling Fall, with Copics, cut it out, and adhered it to a piece of decorative paper that I stamped the image on also so I had an already made background.  I didn't want to tackle cutting out the berries.  haha  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's So Grateful clear stamp set.



Here's a close up of my card closed.  It's a really easy interactive card to make.  You can make it any size or shape.  I hope you'll give it a try

Copics: Orange Pumpkin ~ E99, E97, E95, E93  Gourd ~ BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90 White Pumpkin ~ W5, W3, W1, E93, BG90 Mug ~ B97, B95, B91, E95 Berries ~ R37, R35, E95 Stems ~ E79, E77, E74

That's it for my project.  Be sure to check out the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more inspiration:

Christine Okken
Stacy Morgan 

  Happy Stamping!

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StampsFeeling Fall, So Grateful (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Kraft and Smokey Shadow (PTI), Amber Moon (Prima)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Fence and Vines (Tattered Lace), Stitched Rectangle Word Window and Double Stitched Square (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Burlap String 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Autumn's Opulence ~ Power Poppy


Hello creative friends!!!  I have a Power Poppy card to share with you today that I made using the new digital image called Autumn's Opulence.  It has such a beautiful variety of flowers and was a delight to color, let me tell ya!!!  I thought it would be fun to leave some negative space by dividing the image, and and then Minc'ing the sentiment (from Power Poppy's Vibrant Thanks set) onto Acetate.  I adhered the acetate to the back of the flower panels and  then popped it up over the yellow dp.  I love the shadows the sentiment gives over the background.  It's kind of like a floating sentiment panel.  Super fun!!


Copics:  R39, R37, R35, R32, YR27, YR24, YR21, YR0000, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG21, E44, B39, B37, B34, B32, W10, W8, W6, W4, W2, W0

That's it for my project, but you'll want to check out what the other Bloom Brigaders have to share:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
---you are here
 

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/We also have a new Power & Spark Challenge for this month, hosted by our super sweet Bloomie, Stacy!!!  All you have to do is create a mini-note/card that is smaller than 4".  That's it.  And if you link it up at the bottom of the Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge Post, you will be entered to win a $50 Power Poppy shopping spree!!  For real!!!  That is quite the deal!!  So I hope you'll join in on the challenge!


That's if for me today y'all!!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

  Happy Stamping!


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StampsAutumn's Opulence Digital, Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Black and White (PTI), Classique:Beauty (Authentique)
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  A2 Curved Borders One (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Minc Machine, Black Minc Foil, Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply Store), Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Dimensional Tape (Scotch) 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Power Poppy Wedding Hop


 

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/
One of the most exciting events that we can celebrate is a wedding.   And boy, oh boy, is Marcella and Doug's wedding going to be one to top the charts.  They are both so genuine, creative, fun, happy, charming, delightful, free spirited, warm, welcoming, personable, kind, caring, tender, thoughtful, and empowering people!  Seriously, seeing these two together is a blessing in and of itself.  They truly complete each other and their thoughtfulness and love literally spills out onto all those who are fortunate enough to be in their presence at any given time.

The Power Poppy Design Teams are excited to help in their wedding celebration by putting on a blog hop of the most celebratory kind!!  WEDDING CARDS and sweet little congratulatory notes.  
 
Marcella and Doug!!  I am so happy for the both of you, and am excited to see what God has planned for you together!!!  LOVE ya bunches!!!

Okay...now for the card... I chose to use the Champagne bottle from Power Poppy's Dream Wedding set because, lets face it, Champagne represents celebration!  And Marcella is the most bubbly person I know!  In the absolute best ways possible!!!

I paper pieced the bottle using some watercolor paper that I colored using Distress Inks.  The wrapped top is gold paper, and the bow is vellum that I colored using Copic Markers.

I added Crystal Clear Glass Effect Gel (Viva Decor) dots to the background and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!)  After they dried, I diecut the image with an Outside In Stitched Scalloped Squares die by Lawn Fawn.  The Glitter dots were embossed right into the cardstock causing a really cool effect.  LOVE it.  I also added some sparkle to the Champagne bottle with a Quickie Glue Pen and glitter too.  One can never have enough sparkle...just sayin'...


Well...that about sums up my Power Poppy Project for today.  Be sure to visit all the Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardener Blogs.  You won't want to miss a stop, I assure you!!  And please, if you are inclined, stop by the Power Poppy Blog to share some sweet Wedding Wishes for Marcella and Doug!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker
--- you are here

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads
Jessie Banks
Elizabeth Zaffarano




Thanks for visiting!!
  Happy Stamping!


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StampsDream Wedding (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Watercolor, Gold, Vellum (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Copics, Quickie Glue Pen, Crystal Clear Glass Effect Gel (Viva Decor), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!) 
 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Merriest Berries in Pink ~ Power Poppy



Happy Friday!!!  I have a Blingy Power Poppy card to share with you today!  Boy did I go all glitter crazy!!!  I have a lot of vintage ornaments and many of them are pretty sparkly.  And pink is quite a Shabby Chic Christmas color.  So I thought, why not color up Power Poppy's new Merriest Berries digital image in pink?  Oh, yeah!!  I kind of wish I would have left the ribbon white.  I was going for a silver feel, but I went too dark.  *sigh*... but I colored it last, with this being my second attempt, and so...I left it as is.

I added Glossy Accents (Ranger) to the candy cane, and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!) to the ribbon, berries and mistletoe leaves while the candy cane was still wet so the glitter would adhere a bit to it too.  Lastly, I wanted the large holly leaves to be extra dramatic, so I added some glass glitter to them to really make them stand out.  I also added some glass glitter, randomly, to the scroll frame in the background.  

Here's a close-up so you can REALLY see all the sparkle.  I know...I got a bit carried away. But it's super fun irl! 




Copics: RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10, RV000, C5, C3, C1, C00

That about sums up my card for today!!  Be sure to stop by the following Bloom Brigade blogs for some more inspiration!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

So glad you dropped by!!  I hope you have a delightful weekend!!

Happy Stamping!
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StampsMerriest Berries (Power Poppy Digital)
Paper:  Maja Design, X-Press It
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Fleur De Square (Spellbinders), Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Copics, Ribbon, Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen, Glass Glitter 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Masculine Short Stacks with Sassy Succulents ~ Power Poppy

 

Hello again!!  How has your week been?  My heart goes out to those suffering from flooding, or hurricane threats.  And the fires...well, we're getting the smoke from some, but we're not in any risk other than suffering from allergies because of the poor air quality.  So, I'm counting my blessings, and praying for those who are suffering right now.

I do have a masculine card to share with you today, that I created by combining two different Power Poppy Clear stamp sets:  Short Stacks and Sassy Succulents.  

I needed a masculine card for my dad's birthday, and I love the packages from the Short Stack set.  I didn't want to make him a card with tulips and a cupcake though, so I thought, why not add a couple of succulents.  So, I got out my Misti, put the clear stamp in it and taped off the tulips and cupcakes with repositionable tape.  I inked everything up, removed the tape and stamped the image onto some X-Press It cardstock.  So...now I have just two packages.  I was able to easily line up the two different succulent pots from the Sassy Succulent set and the end result is what you see above.

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/08/hues-to-use-get-your-motor-runnin.html

I thought the latest Hues to Use it colors were perfect for a masculine card, so I worked with those colors and used some perfect dp from Simple Stories to highlight it.


That's it for my project today.  Be sure to check out what the following Bloom Brigaders have to share though...they are always fabulous at inspiring creativity!!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here



Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thank you so much for dropping by!!

  Happy Stamping!
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StampsShort Stacks, Sassy Succulents (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Rad (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Copics

Monday, August 28, 2017

Anni~Verve~sary Blog Hop with Cake and Candles

Welcome back to Day 5 of the Anni-VERVE-sary Spotlight Hops!  It's an exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! 4 beautiful new sets and 2 coordinating die sets just released and they're all available to order right now. To celebrate this special 10th Anni-VERVE-sary release, we're putting on another blog hop, with a pretty cool prize!




I'm super excited to share the card I made today using Verve's new set called Cake and Candles!!  I knew as soon as I saw the "Happy Cake and Candles" sentiment, that I was going to try something I have wanted to for quite some time.  I just needed the right image.

I bought a Chibi Lights kit quite awhile back and never got around to using it....until today that is!!  It was super easy too.  I used the "Light up Interactive Card" tutorial by Jennifer McGuire and it came together perfectly.  Seriously...no mishaps.  And for me...that is seriously rare!!


In this close up, you can see the candle lighting up with a push on the sentiment.  Isn't that just super fun?  And the background was just as easy.  I just sprayed some Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress spray Stain onto my craft mat, and added some spritzes of water to it.  I then laid some cardstock over the ink and voila...a beautiful splotchy background!!  This card was so easy and super fun!!!

That about sums up my project for today's hop.
So, want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! 

Little OnesLittle Ones Die Set
Bloom BrighterBlooming Die Set
Cake and CandlesScripture Medley 5



Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Day 5 Hop List

1. Julee9. Lesley
2. Maureen10. Christyne
3. Betty11. Laurie
4. Charmaine12. Kelly (Guest)
5. Marisa13. Laurie W. (Alumni)
6. Amy S.(Alumni)14. Tosha L. (Alumni)---you are here
7. Amy K.(Alumni)15. Tiffany S.(Alumni)
8. Michelle W. (Alumni)


Thank you so much for dropping by and for sharing your kind comments!  You are a blessing!!

  Happy Stamping!
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StampsCake and Candles (Verve)
Paper:   White (PTI), Vellum
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Classic Square, Lacey Square (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron (Distress Spray Stain), Chibi Lights kit, Dimensional Tap


 
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